Posted On: September 30, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

$6.5 Million Cook County Truck Accident Settlement for Wrongful Death of Southern Illinois University Student Fatally Struck by “Rock of Love” Truck

One year after a 19-year-old Southern Illinois University student was fatally struck in a Cook County truck accident by a vehicle transporting equipment for the VHI reality TV show “Rock of Love,” a judge has approved the wrongful death settlement reached between the family of Kevetta Davis and VH-1 Music, Viacom, 51 Minds Entertainment, and truck driver Dennis Hernandez.

The Cook County truck collision occurred on September 26, 2008 on Highway 57. Hernandez, who had fallen asleep while driving, had crossed the road and crashed into the car that Davis was a passenger in. Also killed in the tragic motor vehicle crash near West Frankfort was Davis’s friend, 19-year-old Yasmin Jackson from Belleville.

Losing Someone You Love in an Illinois Truck Accident
Coping with the death of a loved one is never easy. Trying to fight for compensation from the liable party is likely not where you want to be focusing your attention during this difficult time in your life.

However, there may be evidence that needs to be examined and witness accounts that need to be gathered as soon as possible. This is one good reason why you should speak with experienced Chicago truck crash lawyer who can handle the Illinois wrongful death claims process for you and, if necessary, pursue you compensation in court. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your Cook County truck collision, there may even be multiple parties who should be held liable for the loss of your family member.

Related Web Resources:
Production suspended on Rock of Love 3 after crew member falls asleep, kills two while driving, Reality Blurred, September 30, 2008

$6.5 million settlement in death of college student struck by truck from VH1 series, Chicago Tribune, October 2, 2009

Related Web Resources:
Truck Accidents Overview, Justia

Rock of Love, VH-1

The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates represents truck crash victims in cities throughout Illinois. Our Chicago truck crash lawyers are passionate about helping people get the financial recovery they are owed.

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